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We can supply and fit  CLINCHER tyres to your wheels if you require. The price includes tyres/inner tubes/fitting.
 


WE NO LONGER SUPPLY AND FIT TUBELESS TYRES! After supplying over 2000 sets to customers our experience forces us into a position that anyone who wishes to ride tubeless needs to have some experience of managing tubeless fitting/care themselves. To be stuck on the road after a puncture because you don’t know what you’re looking at is no fun!

Whilst there are definitley people who swear by tubeless…. Tubeless can be messy, fiddly, requires specialist tools, and still needs you to carry spare inner tubes. Tyres can also be very tight to fit and there is still no working EU standard to help tyre/rim makers to get it right. They can also be a nightmare to fly with if you are made to deflate your tyres! If tyre pops off the rim then you get a lovely liquid-latex encased bike! Nice

On top of this its usage is still somewhat unpredictable, with many tyre brands having so little experience of tubeless tech that their tyres feel thrown together. (Sorry Continental but your 18 months experience in this field does you no credit - your gp5000 clinchers are in our view/experience the best tyres ever made... the gp5000 tubeless might just be the worst!)

AND if all this was not enough - tubeless confers questionable tangible benefit to road bike users in our humble view! Other than a bit more comfort perhaps. But you'll likely be so stressed by then you may not feel it!

And moreover the performance side is increasingly being established by independent testers: https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/5702/which-is-faster-continental-gp5000-tubeless-or-clincher



We have strong views as to which tyres work best - based on continuous appraisal and assessment of new technologies. We are independent - and we don't gain anything from our recommendations! We recommend what we love. That simple!

Below is our recommendation. We also include tubeless tyres in this list. Whilst you will know that we  are not big fans ... you may still want to test it for yourself of course. We just want to give you our unbiased appraisal!
 

CONTINENTAL GP5000 CLINCHER TYRES

HUTCHINSON OR SCHWALBE TUBELESS TYRES



We've put huge efforts into researching which tyres run best on our range of wheels. The variables we employ are: speed/ease of ownership/durability.Our broad perspective is this:


FOR CARBON RIM BRAKE WHEELS: Go for a fast clincher tyre. 
Our recommendation: GP5000 CLINCHER TYRES  (25 or 28mm).

WE ARE NOT GREAT FANS OF TUBELESS FOR CARBON RIM BRAKE WHEELS. Given the tightness and variability of many tubeless tyres - why would you want to be forcing tyre levers against carbon braking surfaces when so many better alternatives are available! If you do go tubeless go for Hutchinson and Schwalbe as they do fit nicely. Hutchinson invented tubeless bike tyres some 20 years ago by the way! NEVER FORCE A TYRE ONTO A RIM!

Whilst we do see the comfort credentials of tubeless (which is great for trail riding, long road hauls, and mountain bikes of course!), we are now convinced that when riding performance rim brake wheels - the balance of speed/reliability/handling/ ease of use/ weight tips significantly in favour of clinchers! There ... we said it!!


FOR CARBON DISC BRAKE WHEELS: Go for 25/28mm clinchers for speed. (GP5000) Or 32mm clinchers for comfort. (GP 5000 again). If you want to go tubeless go for Schwalbe One's tubeless in 25/28mm.

Or for gravel/trail or even more comfort on tarmac: go 28/32/35mm tubeless. Hutchinson Fusion  is our go to Tubeless for this type of riding.If you can get it. If not go for Schwalbe.

FOR ALLOY RIM/DISC BRAKE WHEELS

GP5000 clincher for max speed and ease of ownership. (25mm and 28mm).

If you go tubeless then its Schwalbe One for speed and Hutchinson Fusion for a mix of speed/durability (25/28/32mm)


 

PRICE SHOWN IS FOR A PAIR OF TYRES etc  - ALL FITTED AND TESTED.
 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AS WE DO NOT RECOMMEND CERTAIN TYRES FOR CERTAIN RIMS!


A further detailed note on -Continental GP5000 TL TUBELESS TYRES Whilst we love Conti clinchers, we no longer supply the tubeless version. We often get asked why?.

It is due to huge variance in quality from tyre to tyre! Some go on easily ... but others are impossible to fit! This is due to measurable size variations and bead size anomalies. Conti's UK distributor would not comment on our evidenced findings which was disappointing. And to top it off ... in our most recent batch ...every 10th tyre had incurable sidewall leakiness the entire circumference of the tyre.  Watch that sealant just gush and gush. Not great!! See here:  https://instagram.com/p/CBBlqK6A9qj/ 

See the many telling customer reviews about tightness at locations such as Merlin: https://www.merlincycles.com/continental-gp5000-tubeless-folding-road-tyre-700c-129411.html

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